Algolia was built to help users deliver an intuitive search-as-you-type experience on their websites and mobile apps. We provide a search API used by thousands of customers in more than 100 countries. Billions of search queries are answered every month thanks to the code we push every day into production.
We're looking for an Open Source JavaScript developer to join the InstantSearch team at Algolia. We are responsible for providing the best developer experience to our users through the development of open source UI libraries such as InstantSearch.js. InstantSearch libraries are sitting on top of the raw Algolia API, providing UI semantics that are easy to use and understand, like a SearchBox widget to add to your webpage.
We're not using only one framework, but all of them (you don't need to know all of them though, we teach each others). We build open source tools for Angular, Vue.js, React but also plain JavaScript ("Vanilla JS" 🍦). We do so because our users are constantly giving us feedback about their needs via GitHub, our discourse forum or our support system. We are at the frontline of the developer experience at Algolia, a great position to have a big impact for anyone.
This is an opportunity for someone to help design and make an immense impact at a fast growing company. You should value and practice transparency, have the humility to accept your weaknesses and continuously strive to improve both personally and professionally.
Do you like, or would you like to, craft code, tools and libraries for developers? Do you love to design a clean API solving real-world use cases? Then apply and let's chat about it.


  • Architecture, design and develop new versions of Vue InstantSearch, React InstantSearch, InstantSearch.js, and Angular InstantSearch with the help of the team
  • Implement new features, solve issues and analyse user's feedback on our popular open-source projects
  • Coordinate with our design and marketing teams on the release of new projects and websites
  • Take ownership and be able to deliver without defined processes and implicit direction
  • Teach us what we don't know and how you want to improve Algolia and our tools
  • Participate (new features, bug fixes) to other popular open-source projects related to our project needs

  • Good knowledge of JavaScript (ES5, ES6), the DOM, HTML, CSS
  • You have created at least one reusable module (private or public)
  • Experience with at least one of the following frameworks React, Angular, Vue.js or Ember.js
  • A passion for shipping quality code
  • Willingness to go beyond what you know today
  • Good oral and written communication in English
  • We are not specifically looking for very active GitHub profiles (that's only a plus), we are looking for developers that know a bit and wants to create tools for others developers
  • This is not a remote position, we don't have full-remote positions for now but we do offer relocations packages when applicable
  • Overall we care about your current and future skillset. Not where you studied or who do you know. We care about what you like to do and about what you'd like to do in the future, at Algolia.

  • Experience with JavaScript type checkers (TypeScript, flow)
  • Native or mobile web experience (react-native)
  • Experience with npm, Yarn, webpack, Rollup, Lerna
  • You are able to show empathy towards your colleagues
  • You like to help, teach and mentor your colleagues
  • You are a manager of one
  • UI design skills
  • Active GitHub profile, even adding comments to issues to help people is worth it
  • 🌈 Benefits

  • Health, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Paid parental leave
  • Relocation support up to 6000 euros for Europe
  • 401(k) Matching plan
  • 🌇 Perks

  • Competitive pay and equity in a healthy startup
  • Your choice of computer, phone, headphones, you name it: everything you need to be efficient and at ease
  • Flexible work hours & unlimited time off (we do impose a minimum)
  • Two weeks paid trip to work in our other offices (SF, NY)
  • Coaching and sponsorship to attend, participate and speak at leading industry conferences
  • Ongoing professional education opportunities through internal & external workshops, including language learning (English/French), coding & more. 
  • Unique referral rewards program: refer a candidate, and we’ll donate to your charity of choice
  • Fully stocked office and kitchens, team workouts, meals & happy hours
  • 📩 Message from your future coworkers: we are a team of five JavaScript developers. What we like the most about our job is being able to code in the public on GitHub and have an immediate impact on our users by providing them tools that make them more productive.
    We speak english 100% of our time. We do weekly meetings and asynchronous stand-up meetings on Slack. We enjoy off-sites where we hack for one day, outside the office, on anything we want and then go onto a nice dinner followed by an escape game in Paris.
    If you feel like you would love to work with us but you're wondering if you qualify given the requirements: apply and we will guide you. Do not hesitate, you can't know if you qualify if you don't apply.
    Good luck! 🍀